Friday, March 07, 2008

Power failure

I almost put up a post this morning about this fawning article on Barack Obama's foreign policy adviser Samantha Power from the London Telegraph. But I was getting ready to leave for the airport for a day trip to New York (which is turning into an overnighter) and, quite frankly, I didn't know where to begin. Between the sighing over her basketball games with George Clooney and her undying love for his holiness, I was having a hard time keeping down my breakfast. A few samplings:
"Any British leader is harmed domestically in terms of public standing by association with President Bush, the reverse will happen with President Obama. Obama reminds people of the better angels [sic? Did she really mean winged things with harps, or did the Telegraph intend to transcribe it as 'angles'? --ed.] of America."

[ ... ]

Miss Power is the self proclaimed "genocide chick", [Snicker. --ed.] who won the Pulitzer Prize for her reporting from Bosnia.

She plays basketball with George Clooney [Cue the swooning. --ed.] and is the inspiration for the latest David Hare play.

This auburn haired Irish journalist is a professor at Harvard, the founder of a human rights think tank and was cited by Men's Vogue as one of the most beautiful women in the world. [Uh, it's not like I'm gonna leave my wife and write bad checks. --ed.]

[ ... ]

In America, Miss Power has been compared to Condoleeza Rice.

"I'm nothing like her," she says. "I don't have any conventional political ambition." [Nor any, you know, actual foreign policy experience. --ed.]

But if Mr Obama wins the Presidential race she is likely to remain a powerful force. "I'd do anything he asked me to do. It's not about working for the next President of the United States, it's Obama. If he ran General Motors I'd be working for him."
It's not about what Barack Obama can do for America or humanity, see, it's all about Obama!. Makes one wonder how many Obama posters she's got on her bedroom walls.

Alas, Ms. Power has been banished from His Holy Presence for, well, for calling a spade a spade.
Samantha Power, a senior foreign policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, resigned Friday morning after calling Sen. Hillary Clinton a "monster" in an interview with a European newspaper.
I love the smell of the Democratic Party melting down in the morning!

1 comment:

Tyler said...

I've head it goes great with a glass of milk while burning the N.Y. Times.